Date: 6th July 2010 at 11:18am
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Dundee United defender Mihael Kovacevic has been forced to have an operation on a troublesome knee injury.

The Switzerland under-21 international suffered damaged ligaments during a summer workout, although it was initially hoped that a period of straight rest would provide the cure.

However, Kovacevic now faces a period of several months on the sidelines after medical staff decided an operation was required.

Meanwhile, the club are to open talks with him over a contract extension in the next few weeks as his current deal expires in January.

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